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Wells Fargo San Francisco Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  • "Sometimes difficult work life balance" (in 378 reviews)

  • "with out the sales goals can get complacent" (in 1279 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Team to work with

    Cons

    Should be good at Time Management


  2. "Lots of opportunities for change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    External candidates have a good chance since the company needs more outside experience and perspectives

    Cons

    Going through lots of change and lots of ambiguity.

  3. "Senior Mortgage Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with great individuals and established solid business relationships throughout my tenure with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was previously affiliated with Wells Fargo

    Cons

    Large firm and had poor communication with underwriting and processing


  4. "This isn't a job....it's a career. And an awesome one, at that!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Teller in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management is really good at coaching rather than just telling you to do better. We truly do care for the customer and are trying to add value to their transactions and experiences by asking questions and/or making suggestions. The PTO is quite generous, especially considering it's on top of the 11 days of paid holiday time off.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be on your feet for several hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    I think the CEO earning over 500 times as much as an entry level employee is excessive, especially considering WF is making huge profits. Start at the bottom, raising their wage to a decent living wage, and work your way up. This way you can attract and retain the best talent.


  5. "Great Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance in most teams.

    Cons

    No Stocks Benefits. Outdated Technology.


  6. "Supply Chain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Culture requires change. The only individuals at the table are white and male, meaning decisions are not diverse and gender bias is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate what message you are communicating and be open minded to ideas that are different.


  7. "Well run but administratively heavy"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Consultant in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Consultant in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good base pay and bonus structure. I received LTI bonus for several years, but this is not offered to everyone. Offices everywhere, so you have plenty of choices where to work, and they are in the middle of a real estate restack so the office furniture and meeting facilities are current in most buildings. Technology is decent. Computers are replaced approximately every 3 years. Lots of job and career options once you get your foot in the door. Benefits are decent. Employee rates and discounts on bank accounts, credit cards and loans.

    Cons

    Emerging telecommute policy is confusing & punishes employees who are not in the office 5 days per week. Company is huge, so there are plenty of bad managers out there. I had one for 8 years that broke promises over and over. - that's why I left. Pace of life is very frenetic. Morale was fairly low when I left, and that was before the 10% workforce reductions were announced.

    Advice to Management

    Have more transparency in the employee review processes from both sides - so directors & VPs can see what is going on in their orgs, and also so team members better understand what they are getting rated on and expectations for success.

  8. "Premier Banker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of opportunity for personal growth and development, great benefits

    Cons

    bad reputation and still very sales oriented.


  9. "risk business process contract consultant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wells Fargo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    new group, plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    revolving door of managers, both of which confided they were immediately overwhelmed and can't believe how much work was dumped on them (Yikes)

    Advice to Management

    assess incumbent manager capacity before dumping a mountain of work on their head...quickest way to douse their spirit and longevity


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Automation engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Test Automation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Test Automation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wells Fargo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Not as stressful

    Cons

    Will be good to extend the contract period over 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Will be good to retain a contractor beyond 2 years if the resource is good


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